Unprepared travelers are prone to rookie mistakes, such as forgetting to bring pants or slapping a monarch with the left hand rather than the right. Glean worldwide knowledge with this Groupon to the Travel & Adventure Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For $9, you get two one-day admissions (an $18 value) good for either Saturday, March 17 or Sunday, March 18. The Travel & Adventure Show grants free admission to children younger than 16.
The Travel & Adventure Show dishes up a smorgasbord of globetrotting attractions, highlighting destinations around the world with cultural performances, regional cuisine, and hands-on activities, including free scuba-diving lessons and a rock-climbing wall. Shimmy your way to the Global Beats Stage to survey the rhythmic landscape of the globe and explore exotic songs and dances plucked from paradisiacal parties. Would-be wayfarers can glean worldly wisdom from dozens of travel experts and tour operators, or ignite tongues at the International Fiery Foods Challenge. Featured presenters include Travel Channel–host Samantha Brown and the penner of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, expeditionist extraordinaire Patricia Schultz. Book signings and vigorous handshakes follow each presentation.